The Importance of Changing Your Air Filter

Indoor air quality is more important than ever, especially with the current climate of our world when it comes to pollution. While your 2020 New Year’s resolution may not have been surrounded on improving the quality of your indoor air, it definitely should be. At Comfort First Products, we’re here to help make it easier than ever to improve your indoor air quality. All of our products are designed to give you the best air quality so that you can keep your employees and space as healthy as possible. In this blog we will be discussing the importance of changing your heating and air conditioning filter. Keep reading to learn more! 


Changing your air filter is something that’s actually pretty easy to do. While you can hire a professional, most times you should be able to change it yourself. Here at Comfort First Products, all of our products can be installed yourself and can be done quickly with minimal effort. You can easily shop all of our products on-site


So, why is it so important for you to change your air filter?


Extend the Life of Your HVAC System 

You’ve probably seen it before, your air duct is caked with dust and dirt that just sits on the vents. It’s pretty unsightly but it also can be dangerous. A clogged air filter can cause extensive damage to your system. So by replacing these filters, not only are you eliminating polluted indoor air but you are also saving your indoor system. Repairs or replacements of your indoor HVAC system can cause thousands of dollars, while replacement filters are relatively inexpensive. Dirt build up and neglect are some of the main causes of failed heating and cooling systems. This is almost completely avoidable if you pay attention and change your filter frequently, so what are you waiting for? 


Give Yourself Cleaner Air

This one may seem pretty obvious, but changing the air filter in your system gives you cleaner, fresher, and healthier air. While everyone can benefit from this, children and elderly people can be especially sensitive to polluted air. Asthma, allergies, and other breathing problems can occur and be heightened if the air around you is polluted. When your air filter is dirty, you’re constantly circulating dust, dust mites, pollen, dirt, and other particles in the air. You may think that the air in your home is cleaner, but if you’re not replacing your air filters, you may be inhaling air that is more polluted than it is outside.


Reduce Your Bills 

Dirty or clogged air filters use more energy than clean, fresh air filters. So, by replacing your air filter and eliminating old dirty filters, you are essentially saving money and may find that your electricity bill has actually decreased. Some people have even saved up to 15% on the electricity bill, and while that may not seem like a lot, every bit counts. No one has ever complained about having too much money!  


Save the Environment 

Not only are you improving your health, saving money on bills, and extending the life of your HVAC system but you’re also helping the environment. As we mentioned earlier, a dirty air filter causes your electricity bill to increase which also means that there is a lot more carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gasses that are being released by extension. Changing your filter often helps eliminate that, and you end up running your home in a very eco-friendly manner. Changing your air filter can make a large difference. 


Reduce Mold 

Dirt, dust, and other forms of grime can block the airflow and therefore provide a space for moisture to gather, which encourages the growth of mold and bacteria. When these form, they can provide an even more solid barrier and will prevent air circulation even farther. Depending on what side of the filter that they gather, they can even introduce more pollutants and allergens into the air. They may also get into the entire HVAC system which can cause even more damage too. 


Reduce The Risk Of Pipes Freezing and Overheating 

If your air filter is blocked with pollutants, the hot and cold air can’t travel out as easily. This means that your entire system runs the risk of either overheating or freezing up. You end up paying the same amount of energy or using the same amount of gas and oil, but there will be no change in the temperature. So, don’t run your system harder than it needs to, simply change your air filter and this problem is solved. 


All in all, air filters are extremely important and should be replaced frequently. Check your filter every couple of months. You can even stock up on extra air filters from Comfort First Products so that you always have a backup. No matter how long it’s been, make sure that you’re prioritizing your air filters and the indoor air quality of your home. For more information, contact us and shop our entire collection of products!